Area News

Obituary of James D. Donithan (Dee)

James D. Donithan of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was born June 15, 1928 in Rosiclare, Illinois to Claude and Nellie Donithan. He served in the army during the Korean War. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Illinois in 1959. He married his wife Ann…

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Pauline Pennell Walker

Pauline Pennell Walker, 87, of Elizabethtown, IL died at home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Pauline was born in Hardin County on April 22, 1932. She is survived by her husband, Charles Walker; sister, Brenda Frailey; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Sr. and Edna Pennell; brother,…

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Ray Jonathan Wallace

Ray Jonathan Wallace, 62, died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at home. He was born on March 2, 1957 in Harrisburg, IL to the late Evelyn Loriene Green Wallace and Willia Kestner Wallace of Womble Mountain, south of Harrisburg, IL. He married Lisa Walker Wallace on November 10, 1990, who survives. He retired as Assistant…

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Benjaman Leroy Roberts

Benjaman Leroy Roberts, 73, of Benton, IL (formerly of Herod), died Monday, October 7, 2019 at his residence. Ben was born July 4, 1946 in Fisk, MO, son of the late Raymond and Orena Roberts. He is survived by two daughters, Pam (Larry) Price of Benton, IL and Peggy (Terry) Edwards of Herod, IL; five…

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Steve Paxton

Steve Paxton, 74, of Maroa, IL, died on Monday, September 30, 2019, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Steve was born August 19, 1945, in Decatur, IL, son of Lewis Walter and Lucille Dorothyjane (Junkens) Paxton. He was a self employed welder for several years. Steve is survived by his brother Gary E. (Ocie) Paxton of Elizabethtown,…

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Hardin County Parent – Teacher Conferences to be held Tuesday, October 15

The annual Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 6:25 p.m. Elementary – A time of 15 to 20 minutes will be allotted for parents/guardians of elementary students to meet privately the child’s teacher. These conferences will be held in the elementary classrooms. Since individual conferences will be scheduled, please…

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Shawnee National Forest celebrates 80th Anniversary with lecture and historical film in Rosiclare

Shawnee National Forest continues its series of special programs to commemorate their 80th Anniversary of being proclaimed a national forest. Learn about Shawnee National Forest history and the many efforts made by dedicated residents of southern Illinois that were instrumental in the creation of the only national forest in Illinois. This free program will be…

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Students gather for “See You at the Pole” at Hardin County School

Students, parents and community members met for SEE YOU AT THE POLE, a nationwide prayer event, held on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:45 a.m. before the school day began at Hardin County School. This student led event, invites students, churches, youth groups, and anyone in the community to come and pray for the safety of…

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First Ever Lady Cougars High School Volleyball Team

Hardin County High School Cougars Volleyball Team members, back row, left to right: Emma Mott, Adriana Armstrong, Alex Ostrow, Maddi Hepp, Ava Bishop, Jaidan Fowler, Aubrie Joiner. Front row: Madi Mott, Kyleigh Bebout, Nyssa Mills, Calista Conley, Melissa Winters, Kenly Pickering, Mallory Settles. By Jennifer Lane Editor The High School Lady Cougars Volleyball Team is…

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What’s in store for Fluorspar 2019? Oct 3, 4, & 5, 2019

55th annual celebration Vendors may contact Tonya or Sharon at Rosiclare City Hall, 618-285-3445. THURSDAY ACTIVITY The 54th annual Miss Fluorspar pageant competition will be held Thursday, October 3 at the Hardin County K-12 School at 6 p.m. Please take note that this time is one hour earlier than usual. Seven young ladies will be…

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